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MedCare Investment Funds

18615 Tuscany Stone Suite 200

San Antonio, Texas 78258

United States

Company Description

MedCare and its affiliated entities manage approximately $1 billion in assets, the substantial majority of which are related to the medical and healthcare services industry. When capital needs require more than one investor, MedCare may act as the lead in ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director

The Class Iii

Affiliations

Board Member
Ingram Industries Inc.

Board Member
SpecialtyCare Inc

Board Member
MindCare Solutions

Board Member
Seno Medical Instruments Inc

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Vanderbilt Childrens Hosp Dev

Advisory Board Member
Iroquois Capital Group Inc

Member
Institute of Medicine

Co-Founder
Renal Care Group , Inc.

ADVISORY BOARD Member
Harpeth Consulting LLC

Member
Society of Medical Administrators

Board Member
Outpatient Imaging Affiliates LLC

Board Member
Cardiovascular Care Affiliates Inc

Member
American Society for Clinical Investigation

Board Member
BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals , Inc.

Board Member
CeloNova BioSciences Inc

Member
Association of American Physicians

Board Member
Gradalis Inc

Board Member
Diabetes Care Group, Inc.

Board Member
Device Innovation Group LLC

Advisory Board Member
iCitizen Corp

Founder
Contact Software

Board Member
MedSolutions Inc

Corporate Board of Advisers
Harpeth Capital , LLC

Senior Advisor
Informatics Corporation of America Inc

Advisory Board Member
Clayton Associates LLC

Board Member
HealthGate

Board Member
Association of Academic Health Centers

Voting Member
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Member
American Society of Nephrology

Member
International Society of Nephrology

Advisory Board Member
Challenger Capital Group Ltd

Member of Alpha Omega Alpha
University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine

Member of Advisory Board
The Emergent Group LLC

Board Member
NBCi

Chairman of Boards of Directors
Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Senior Advisor
Star Technology Inc

Board Member
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Member of Advisory Board
Better_health2010

Secretary
California Health and Human Services Agency

Member of the Board of Governors
IPE and Demeter Systems LLC

Member
Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

Board Member
Merck & Co. , Inc.

Chair of the Board of Directors
Nashville Health Care Council

Board Member
Kinetic Concepts , Inc.

Founder
Epiphany Health Ventures

Education

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Bachelor of Science degree

University of Illinois

M. D.

M.D.

University of Illinois

M.D.

Vanderbilt

MBA

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Harry R. Jacobson, ...

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Harry R. Jacobson, M.D.

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Dr. Jacobson, current Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds, is the former Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). During Dr. Jacobson's 11+ years of tenure, VUMC revenues grew from $750 million to $2.5 billion while delivering superior care at substantially lower costs seen in similar hospitals, its Federally-funded (NIH) research program moved from 24th to the top 10 in the country, and it opened over $1 billion of newly constructed research and patient care facilities. As a result, VUMC was recognized as a "most-wired" hospital as well as a U.S. News and World Report honor-roll hospital, and, most recently, as a Fortune 100 top place to work.
Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, as well having founded or co-founded 10 companies. In addition, in his role at VUMC he participated in the oversight of technology transfer operations, which resulted in the creation of over two dozen companies.
Notable co-founded companies include Contact Software (the developer of Act!, the world's leading contact management software), acquired by Symantec (SYMC:NASDAQ); Renal Care Group (RCG:NYSE), a leading dialysis service company, acquired by Fresenius (FMS:NYSE); Ambulatory Services of America (currently privately held), a diversified outpatient ancillary services provider currently providing dialysis and radiation oncology services (2009 revenue estimate > $200 million); and CeloNova Biosciences, a medical device company with two CE-approved and one FDA-approved products (2009 revenue estimate > $7 million).
Dr. Jacobson has been both a formal and informal advisor to several venture and private equity funds. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Kinetic Concepts (KCI:NYSE) and Merck (MRK:NYSE).
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As a founding partner, Mr. Lyles was an active member of management in founding Renal Care Group along with Dr. Jacobson and the late Sam Brooks.


Investment Funds | The Team - Nashville, TN

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Founder - James R. Leininger, MD | Chairman - Harry R. Jacobson, MD | President - Thomas W. 'Tim' Lyles, Jr

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Harry R. Jacobson, MD
Dr. Jacobson is Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds and a founding partner of TriStar Technology Ventures. He is former Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). During Dr. Jacobson's 11+ years of tenure, VUMC revenues grew from $750 million to $2.5 billion while delivering superior care at substantially lower costs seen in similar hospitals, its Federally-funded (NIH) research program moved from 24th to the top 10 in the country, and it opened over $1 billion of newly constructed research and patient care facilities. As a result, VUMC was recognized as a "most-wired" hospital as well as a U.S. News and World Report honor-roll hospital, and, most recently, as a Fortune 100 top place to work.
During the course of his career, Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded eight companies, including (i) Contact Software (the developer of Act!, the world's leading contact management software), which was acquired by Symantec (SYMC: NASDAQ); (ii) Renal Care Group (RCG: NYSE), a leading dialysis service company, acquired by Fresenius Medical Care (FMS: NYSE); (iii) Ambulatory Services of America, a diversified outpatient ancillary services provider of dialysis and radiation oncology services; (iv) Cardiovascular Care Group, an integrated provider of cardiovascular services (and its predecessor Cardiovascular Services of America); (v) Quality Healthcare International, a manager/operator of international healthcare facilities in countries seeking 21st century health services for their citizens; (vi) digiChart, a healthcare information technology company focused on women's health; (vii) Informatics Corporation of America, an early-stage healthcare informatics company creating electronic medical records for regional health information organizations, large healthcare systems, hospitals and multisite practices; and (viii) CeloNova Biosciences, a medical device company with 2 CE-approved and 1 FDA-approved products. Dr. Jacobson served on the boards of 3 New York Stock Exchange companies; Merck, Kinetic Concepts, and Renal Care Group. Currently Dr. Jacobson serves on the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries, as well as on the Boards of several healthcare companies in the MedCare portfolio. In 2002 he was named the Ernst and Young Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year and was recently ranked No. 35 on Modern Physician's ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare. Dr. Jacobson is also a past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors.
Dr. Jacobson has published over 100 research articles, reviews, and book chapters and co-edited the book, The Principles and Practice of Nephrology.
After earning an M.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1972, Dr. Jacobson completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and specialty training in nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. Dr. Jacobson is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He joined the Vanderbilt Medical School faculty in 1985 as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Nephrology and in 1997, became Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.
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As a founding partner, Mr. Lyles was an active member of management in founding Renal Care Group along with Dr. Jacobson and the late Sam Brooks.


Management - Outpatient Imaging Affiliates, LLC Outpatient Imaging Affiliates, LLC

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Harry R. Jacobson, MD - Board Member

Dr. Jacobson is Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds and a founding partner of TriStar Technology Ventures. He is former Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). During Dr. Jacobson's 11+ years of tenure, VUMC revenues grew from $750 million to $2.5 billion while delivering superior care at substantially lower costs seen in similar hospitals, its Federally-funded (NIH) research program moved from 24th to the top 10 in the country, and it opened over $1 billion of newly constructed research and patient care facilities. As a result, VUMC was recognized as a "most-wired" hospital as well as a U.S. News and World Report honor-roll hospital, and, most recently, as a Fortune 100 top place to work.
During the course of his career, Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded eight companies, including (i) Contact Software (the developer of Act!, the world's leading contact management software), which was acquired by Symantec (SYMC: NASDAQ); (ii) Renal Care Group (RCG: NYSE), a leading dialysis service company, acquired by Fresenius Medical Care (FMS: NYSE); (iii) Ambulatory Services of America, a diversified outpatient ancillary services provider of dialysis and radiation oncology services; (iv) Cardiovascular Care Group, an integrated provider of cardiovascular services (and its predecessor Cardiovascular Services of America); (v) Quality Healthcare International, a manager/operator of international healthcare facilities in countries seeking 21st century health services for their citizens; (vi) digiChart, a healthcare information technology company focused on women's health; (vii) Informatics Corporation of America, an early-stage healthcare informatics company creating electronic medical records for regional health information organizations, large healthcare systems, hospitals and multisite practices; and (viii) CeloNova Biosciences, a medical device company with 2 CE-approved and 1 FDA-approved products. Dr. Jacobson served on the boards of 3 New York Stock Exchange companies; Merck, Kinetic Concepts, and Renal Care Group. Currently Dr. Jacobson serves on the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries, as well as on the Boards of several healthcare companies in the MedCare portfolio. In 2002 he was named the Ernst and Young Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year and was recently ranked No. 35 on Modern Physician's ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare. Dr. Jacobson is also a past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors.
Dr. Jacobson has published over 100 research articles, reviews, and book chapters and co-edited the book, The Principles and Practice of Nephrology.
After earning an M.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1972, Dr. Jacobson completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and specialty training in nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. Dr. Jacobson is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He joined the Vanderbilt Medical School faculty in 1985 as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Nephrology and in 1997, became Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.
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As a founding partner, Mr. Lyles was an active member of management in founding Renal Care Group along with Dr. Jacobson and the late Sam Brooks.


Harry Jacobson, MD | MindCare Solutions

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Harry Jacobson, MD

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Dr. Jacobson is the Chairman of MedCare Investment Funds. Previously, Dr. Jacobson was Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University (CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center ("VUMC")). During Dr. Jacobson's tenure, VUMC revenues grew from approximately $750 million to $2.5 billion; its Federally funded (NIH) research program moved from twenty-fourth to one of the top ten in the country; it opened over $1.0 billion of newly constructed facilities; it was recognized as a "most-wired" hospital as well as a U. S. News and World Report honor-roll hospital; and, most recently, it was recognized as a Fortune top-100 place to work. Importantly, in his role at VUMC he participated in the oversight of technology transfer operations that resulted in the creation of over 30 companies.
During the course of his career, Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded eight companies, including (i) Contact Software (the developer of Act!, the world's leading contact management software), which was acquired by Symantec (SYMC: NASDAQ); (ii) Renal Care Group (RCG: NYSE), a leading dialysis service company, acquired by Fresenius Medical Care (FMS: NYSE); (iii) Ambulatory Services of America, a diversified outpatient ancillary services provider of dialysis and radiation oncology services; (iv) Cardiovascular Care Group, an integrated provider of cardiovascular services (and its predecessor Cardiovascular Services of America); (v) Quality Healthcare International, a manager/operator of international healthcare facilities in countries seeking 21st century health services for their citizens; (vi) digiChart, a healthcare information technology company focused on women's health; (vii) Informatics Corporation of America, an early-stage healthcare informatics company creating electronic medical records for regional health information organizations, large healthcare systems, hospitals and multisite practices; and (viii) CeloNova Biosciences, a medical device company with 2 CE-approved and 1 FDA-approved products.
Previously Dr. Jacobson served on the Board of Directors of Merck & Company, Inc. (MRK: NYSE), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries and SpecialtyCare Inc., as well as on the Boards of several other healthcare companies. In 2002 he was named the Ernst and Young Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year and was recently ranked No. 35 on Modern Physician's ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare. Dr. Jacobson is also a past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors.


Our Leaders - CeloNova

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HARRY JACOBSON, MD - DIRECTOR

Dr. Jacobson is former Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and Chief Executive Officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). During his more than 11 years of tenure, VUMC revenues grew from $750 million to $2.5 billion, while delivering superior care at substantially lower costs than those in similar hospitals. Its federally-funded NIH research program moved from 24th to the top 10 in the country, and over $1 billion of newly-constructed research and patient care facilities were opened during his tenure.
Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, as well, having founded or co-founded more than ten companies, including Contact Software, Renal Care Group and Ambulatory Services of America. He has been both a formal and informal advisor to several venture and private equity funds. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. and Merck. Dr. Jacobson currently serves as Chairman of the Board of MedCare Investment Funds, a privately-held healthcare investment group.
Harry received his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1972 and completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and specialty training in nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.

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